Anthropology is a biocultural discipline grounded in a comparative and cross-cultural perspective and concerned with diverse aspects of human life. While broadly educated, individual anthropologists generally specialize in particular approaches, collectively contributing to a rich and holistic view of humanity. The University of Manitoba offers undergraduate and graduate training in anthropology’s four sub-disciplines: cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology, and anthropological linguistics.
B.A. Anthropology – 3 years
B.A. Anthropology (Advanced) – 4 years
B.A. Anthropology (Honours) – 4 years
Interesting courses and unique opportunities
A bachelor’s degree in anthropology may serve as suitable preparation for further studies in education, nursing, medicine, and law.
Anthropology graduates acquire skills that are useful in many careers, including research skills and an increased knowledge and understanding of human cultures, past and present.
Visit the Faculty of Arts Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.
What is unique about this program at the U of M?
Anthropologists in the department engage in active field and laboratory work, bringing that experience into the classroom as an integral part of their teaching. Fieldwork sites are diverse and include Canada (Manitoba, Arctic, West-Coast, Ontario), Latin America (Peru, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Cuba), the Caribbean, Asia (China, India, Bangladesh, Nepal), Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East (Israel, Turkey), and Africa (West Africa, South Africa). The university is also home to a number of Anthropology Laboratories, including the Bioanthropology Digital Image Analysis Laboratory and the CT Shay Palaeobotanical Collection, which permit advanced study and research in osteology, archaeology, zooarchaeology, and lithic and botanical analyses.